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Carpet Services get in on the ground floor of school design

The firm were selected to specify and install flooring at St Teilo's School in Cardiff

Posted by Julian Owen | April 10, 2019 | Interiors

Before St Teilo’s School opened its doors in September 2013, in Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, Carpet Services was selected to undertake the specification and installation of flooring.

The Cardiff firm determined it was important that flooring products could be matched to the school’s branding, while a focus also had to be placed on using a covering that was easy to maintain, due to anticipated high footfall.

Anthony Mynett, director of Carpet Services, worked together with CFS and contractor, Willmott Dixon, to source floor coverings in a distinct red and grey for communal areas, including the school library and staff room. CFS Concept carpet tiles - in 4500sms - were selected and installed in these areas, while the school’s classrooms were fitted out in CFS Spectrum 3500sms.

Aiming to deliver cost efficiencies for the school, Willmott Dixon prioritised finding an installer which could reduce the high-budget price point placed on the products and fit-out at design stage. Carpet Services, thanks to its established relationship with CFS, was able to negotiate on the price of the floor coverings and associated accessories – sourced from Carpet & Flooring, a national distributor of CFS – to bring about a significant cost saving.

The partnership approach ensured the project was completed on time and on budget, while the products used in the fit-out have ensured the school haven’t had to worry about installing new coverings each year; they were designed and manufactured to withstand a high footfall, for long periods of time. Additionally, should the school ever encounter a spillage or tear in its flooring, sections can be replaced in isolation, meaning it never need spend significant amounts on refitting a whole area or room.

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